FARMINGTON -- Davis district students will definitely start school the day after Labor Day this coming school year.
"There may be expectations that we will do this again, but I don't see it happening in future years," Chase Rogers, the district's planning director, said at the school board meeting Tuesday.
The Davis School Board approved the calendar change with a 4-1 vote. Board member David Lovato voted against the change, saying his constituents did not support it.
The school board had approved a calendar in December that had the traditional school calendar starting Aug. 29, with the last day of school on June 6, 2013. But the state Board of Education in April approved two more training days for teachers.
Davis district decided to have school start after Labor Day, then end on Friday, June 7, 2013, Rogers said.
Board member Barbara Smith said she received numerous emails supporting the change.
School board members also heard a presentation on the proposed budget for the coming school year.
They will vote on the proposed budget at the June 19 school board meeting following a public hearing. School board members are not considering any tax increases for the $525 million budget.
District officials said the budget includes an increase in insurance costs, retirement rates and salary adjustments. They expect 800 new students to enter Davis schools this year.
Almost 70 percent of the district's budget goes toward student instruction.
The budget will be about $40 million less than this year's budget, said Tim Leffel, district finance director.
He said the $40 million is expected to be from bonding funds to pay for construction projects.
"But those projects won't be done, so we will have to carry it over next year."